In this section you can find useful information about our Station, Squadrons, People and Role.
RAF Valley is a Royal Air Force station on the island of Anglesey, Wales. We provide advanced pilot training using the BAE Hawks for pilots.
No. 4 Flying Training School takes RAF and Royal Navy pilots from 1FTS at RAF Linton-on-Ouse and trains them to fly fast jets, prior to training on an Operational Conversion Unit. 4 FTS is divided into two squadrons; 208 Sqn provides the advanced flying training.
Valley is also home to 'C' Flight of 22 Sqn with Sea King helicopters. These are busy in the Search and Rescue role, rescuing people from ships in the Irish Sea, from the mountains of nearby Snowdonia and elsewhere. The mountain rescue work in Snowdonia is coordinated with Plas y Brenin, the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation and the RAF Valley Moutain Rescue Teams.
RAF Mona, also on Anglesey, acts as a relief landing ground.
After the Welsh Assembly Government in Cardiff gave permission to have commercial flights from Valley, two daily flights take place between Valley and Cardiff International Airport. This forms part of an initiative to boost the economy of North West Wales. The project received £800,000 from the government in Cardiff towards building the civilian enclave on the RAF Valley site.
Babcock Defence Services maintain all of the Hawk aircraft based at RAF Valley
In 1941 Hurricanes based at RAF Valley flew convoy patrols over the Irish Sea